CLAT 2018 (Common Law Admission Test) will be conducted by the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) Kochi on May 13, 2018. The official notification of CLAT 2018 was released by NUALS on December 20, 2017. Next edition of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) will be held on May 13 from 3 pm to 5 pm. The online application process has begin from today, January 01 and the last date for application is March 31, 2018.
The important thing to note this year’s notification does not prescribe an age limit for appearing for the exam, unlike previous editions. The Supreme Court is currently hearing petitions challenging the age limit. As an interim measure, the Bar Council of India had, in March this year, increased the upper age limit for 5-year LLB course from 20 to 22 years, and for 3-year LLB from 30 to 45 years.
The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is conducted for admissions into five-year LL.B (undergraduate) and LL.M (postgraduate) courses at participating National Law University(s). The CLAT 2018 admission test would be held for filling around 2,252 seats in UG and 604 seats in PG programs. The scores for CLAT 2018, as has been the case with earlier editions, will also be used by other universities in their admission process. The CLAT 2018 result will be declared on May 31 and the counseling procedure along with seat allotment will be held from June 7-July 6, 2018.
The aspirants can now fill the CLAT 2018 application form through the official website (click here). No hard copy of CLAT Application Form and Information Brochure will be sold to a candidate under any circumstance. Candidates belonging to General/OBC/Specially-abled Persons (SAP) are required to pay Rs 4,000 towards the application fee while those belonging to SC/ST category are required to pay Rs 3,500. Candidates can even purchase previous years’ Question Papers of CLAT by making an online payment of Rs 400.
The Common Law Admission Test, also called CLAT is one of the most popular law entrance examinations held annually for admissions to five-year integrated law programmes. Last year, CLAT was held on May 14 in as many as 63 exam centers across India and was conducted by Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) Patna. Somewhere around 40000 candidates take the test for UG programmes while 5500 (approximately) take the test for postgraduate programmes.